Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Health Billy Kelleher has said the Government must learn lessons from the handling of the Expert Group Report to date. [Read more...]
FINE Gael Cork North West Deputy, Áine Collins, has today (Thursday) welcomed the measures announced this week by the Government that are designed to assist small and micro enterprises to get off the ground and that will allow larger businesses to resolve their debts in a cheaper and easier way.
Fianna Fáil TD Billy Kelleher has expressed grave concern about the Government’s ongoing failure to address the growing rate of suicide.
The Cork North Central Deputy has described as ‘inexcusable’ the Government’s failure to fill the key post of Director of the National Office for Suicide Prevention for a year. He has also said the funding provided for suicide prevention is ‘disgracefully low’ while the number of people taking their own lives in communities across Ireland remains on the increase. [Read more...]
Government must clarify status of income tax and welfare promises following publication of troika documents
THE FG / Labour coalition must clarify the status of its promise not to increase income tax or to cut social welfare rates after the publication of details of Budget 2013 agreed with the EU / IMF contradict commitments made to the Irish people in the Programme for Government, according to the Fianna Fáil Finance Spokesperson Michael McGrath. [Read more...]
The Central Bank confirmed today that 83,251 or 10.9% of all private residential mortgages are now in arrears of more than 90 days. A further 40,221 mortgages have been restructured but are not in arrears. [Read more...]
FIANNA Fáil Spokesperson on Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Michael Moynihan TD, says the Government needs to act quickly to maximise revenue from the Barryroe oil fields off the Cork coast. [Read more...]
THE Government has rejected outright proposals from Fianna Fáil to ease the pressure on farmers during the exceptionally wet weather.
Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Agriculture Michael Moynihan raised the matter on Leaders’ Questions in the Dáil today, calling for a suspension of non-essential on-farm inspections until the extremely wet weather eases. [Read more...]
THE government continues to hide behind the banks instead of directly confronting the mortgage arrears crisis with a coordinated policy response, according to Fianna Fáil Finance Spokesperson Michael McGrath. [Read more...]